News from Celtic Music Radio 95FM
It’s been a while since I’ve posted an update here. Lots of exciting new things happening at Celtic Music Radio.
We’re now on FM, of course, from a transmitter in the city centre. The signal is much clearer than the old AM service, and gets out well, covering most of Glasgow and sometimes a bit further.
We’ve got a few new shows, as well as all the old favourites. Most are produced live in our Glasgow studios, although a few are prerecorded elsewhere - the Maui Celtic show from Hawaii, Neil Mitchell’s New Horizons from Australia, and Alan Grant, who’s now based in Wigan!
We have a few new regular and occasional presenters - Thea Newcombe takes the 10pm-midnight slot on a Sunday, and David Marks presents “Sounds Irish” at the same time every Monday.
We’ve also got regular gaelic programmes at 6pm from Mon-Wed.
We’ve got a new app for mobile listening - Radioplayer, the same one that BBC and many of the ILR stations use. So you can listen online at http://www.celticmusicradio.net/radioplayer/ , or download the app to your smartphone from http://www.radioplayer.co.uk/products/radioplayer-your-mobile-and-tablet . You can still tune in via the “old” app, or via TuneIn, or iTunes radio, or many other players.
For those of you who haven’t visited the studios for a while - we’ve moved! We’re now in Buchanan House, in Port Dundas Road - the old Scotrail building, now part of Glasgow Caledonian University. We’ve been there since February, and it’s a great space. The formal opening is later this week - we’ll be broadcasting it live, and have got plenty of musicians dropping in.
The other bit of news, just announced on Friday, is that OFCOM are piloting a number of “Local DAB” projects around the UK. Until now, DAB radio regions have covered a huge area - counties or larger - and there was no option for localised services. There is now a project to evaluate “local DAB” - 10 pilots around the UK. On Friday, it was announced that one of these pilots would be in Glasgow, and we are part of it! So as well as FM and online, you’ll also be able to tune in on DAB, around Glasgow, Paisley and the Vale of Leven, from our new DAB transmitters on the Cathkin Braes and Gleniffer Braes. We expect this to be on-air by the end of the summer.
If you are organising any gigs or events, please drop us a line at email@example.com and we’ll add it to the Gig Guide.
And finally - if you haven’t tuned in recently, why not give it a try. 95FM around Glasgow, just above Radio Scotland on the dial. Or via Radioplayer, or TuneIn, or via http://www.celticmusicradio.net
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